LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1940s
PONTEFRACT IN 1944
30 June 1944
LOCAL INVADER WOUNDED
Mrs John Walsh, of Baghill, Pontefract, have received news that their
son Private E. [Teddy] Walsh of the Gordon Highlanders, is in hospital
in Nottingham. having been wounded in the fighting in Normandy four days
after he landed. An old scholar of St Joseph's School, Pontefract,
[Teddy] is only young but of a fine physique, and gained some
distinction as a schoolboy footballer and possesses medals as a member
of the team that won the West Riding Cup and ''Daily Despatch'' Shield
in 1939. His many friends will be pleased to hear of his early recovery.
14 July 1944
of wounded men from Normandy arrived in Bradford early on Monday
morning. Among those at the Royal Infirmary, is Sapper John Ogley, of 'Chevington'
Hartley Park, Pontefract.